Mesalamine

Mesalamine

 

General English name: Mesalamine

Brand: Asacol, Apriso, Canasa, Delzicol, Lialda, Pentasa, Rowasa

Application: Ulcerative colitis - Crohn's colitis - Proctitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of mesalamine

Medication information of mesalamin

The correct amount and method of taking Mesalamine

Contraindications to the use of mesalamine

Consumption of mesalamine during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Mesalamine on driving

Drug interaction of mesalamine

Mesalamine Warning

Side effects of taking mesalamine

Side effects of mesalamine overdose (mesalamine poisoning)

Storage conditions of Mesalamine

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of mesalamine

Capsules, tablets, suppositories, enemas

 

Medication information of mesalamin

Ulcerative colitis (ulcerative colitis) is caused by inflammation that leads to complications such as bleeding and ulcers. This condition can cause symptoms such as pain and diarrhea. Crohn's disease can cause inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract; When the inflammation is in the junction of the small and large intestines, it becomes known as the coronary ileum. Aminosalicylates are a group of drugs used to treat intestinal inflammation. Mesalamine is not a common amino salicylate for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

Although it is not clear exactly how mesalamine works, it appears that mesalamine affects the production of chemicals in the cells lining the gut. These chemicals are the factors that cause the symptoms of the disease. Mesalamine allows the damaged intestine to heal and prevents the recurrence of symptoms.

Different brands, dosages and forms of medicine (capsules, tablets, suppositories, enemas) of mesalamine are available. The synthesis of these brands is different and each brand may affect a specific area of ​​the gastrointestinal tract. Each brand is prescribed according to the patient's needs.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Mesalamine

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Meselamine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your gastroenterologist has told you.
  • Usually, mesalamine tablets have a special coating that should not be broken, so you should swallow it with some water to open in a certain area of ​​your digestive tract and affect that area.
  • You can pour the powder of some melamine capsules into soft foods such as soup and eat it.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of mesalamine

Pay attention to the expiration date of the musalamin medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give Mesalamine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with mesalamine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of mesalamine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Although mesalamine is not harmful to infants, it should not be used without a doctor's prescription.

 

The effect of taking Mesalamine on driving

Mesalamine can not make you dizzy or drowsy, it does not negatively affect your driving skills.

 

Drug interaction of mesalamine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Mesalamine is very similar to alsalazine, balsalazide and sulfasalazine. Do not use medicines containing alsalazine, balsalazide and sulfasalazine when using mesalamine.

Mesalamine may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urinary normethephrine levels), producing false-positive test results. Make sure your lab staff and all your doctors know that you are taking this medicine.

 

Mesalamine Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking mesalamine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medicine should not be used in late pregnancy.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have trouble breathing.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug. Especially if you are allergic to salicylates or aspirin.

 

Side effects of taking mesalamine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Indigestion, feeling sick, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods. Avoid high-fat and spicy foods.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.

Headache, pain and muscle cramps: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Important Note: Rarely, mesalamine may cause blood disorders. Tell your doctor if you notice any bleeding, bruising or discoloration of the skin, sore throat and fever.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Mesalamine.

 

Side effects of mesalamine overdose (mesalamine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as ringing in the ears, confusion, rapid breathing, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Mesalamine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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